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Partitioning windows 7

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March 26, 2011 8:12:13 AM

is there a partitioning programme for my hdd with windows 7 on it

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a b $ Windows 7
March 26, 2011 10:10:43 AM

Windows has a built in partitioning program - it's called Disk Management. But it depends upon what exactly you want to do; other programs such as Partition Magic or Paragon Hard Disk Manager, or even the free GParted, are more powerful
March 26, 2011 10:30:00 AM

Ijack said:
Windows has a built in partitioning program - it's called Disk Management. But it depends upon what exactly you want to do; other programs such as Partition Magic or Paragon Hard Disk Manager, or even the free GParted, are more powerful




i want to put my o/s system and my other stuff on separate drives
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a b $ Windows 7
March 26, 2011 10:46:04 AM

If it's just a question of partitioning and formatting a second drive, then the built-in tools will do the job just fine. If you want to divide an existing disk into two partitions (which may not be the most sensible thing to do as far as performance is concerned) you can again use the built-in tools. Have a look at this article which tells you how to shrink your existing partition and create a new one in the space freed up. But I can't see that you would gain any advantage by partitioning a single disk.

Two words of warning.

1. I have seen reports that Disk Management won't shrink the C: drive in some circumstance, which would mean that you might need to use one of the third-party tools. In any case there is a limit to how much you can shrink it.

2. If you do want to shrink your existing C: drive then make sure that you have a separate backup of any important data and that you have the means to reinstall Windows if necessary (i.e. a Windows install DVD). These things don't often go wrong, but if something did you could be left with an unbootable system and lost data.
March 26, 2011 10:54:31 AM

thanks for your help i am going to install Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 again thanks
March 26, 2011 11:38:56 AM

well i got the Hard Disk Manager 2010 and it informs me that it will tells me its 32bit version and wiil not
put it on my 64bit computor
a b $ Windows 7
March 28, 2011 7:42:46 AM

I'm afraid that the free edition of Paragon Hard Disk Manager only supports 32-bit OSs. You can often get the full version on magazine conver disks or you can use GParted Live.
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